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How to crack Windows user passwords using OphCrack ?

Ophcrack : 

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

It cracks windows passwords quickly and shows them in plain text. You just have to boot the Ophcrack CD and it does everything automatically.


  • Cracks LM and NTLM Windows hashes
  • Free tables available for Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • Brute-force module for simple passwords
  • Audit mode and CSV export
  • Real-time graphs to analyze the passwords
  • LiveCD available to simplify the cracking
  • Loads hashes from encrypted SAM recovered from a Windows partition

How Ophcrack works :

using ophcrack to crack password

using ophcrack to crack password

passwords cracked by ophcrack successfully

passwords cracked by ophcrack successfully

Advantages :

  • Shows the passwords Directly in Plain Text
  • Does everything by itself

Disadvantages :

  • Can crack among a limited variety of passwords
  • Ophcrack can not crack complex passwords like ~tH3!pIR4T3